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STD Prevention and Protection: Using STD Pictures to Recognize STD Symptoms

Watch more Learn about STDs videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/698-Learn-about-STDs Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to recognize STD symptoms using STD pictures in this STD prevention and protection video from Howcast. Expert: Jane Bogart, M.A. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. You can do an internet search on any one of a number of sexually transmitted infections, an image search, and you will get pictures. For the most part, the pictures that are used in textbooks, the pictures that are used to teach about sexually transmitted infections will show you the worst case scenario. So you wanna take that into consideration when you're looking at pictures. That often, what you're looking at is a worst case scenario picture. And someone might say to themselves, whoa, I don't look like that, so I'm okay. So, I would say, it might be helpful to look at pictures, so you can see, oh, this might be what a wart looks like, or this might be what a herpes looks like, and that can be really helpful. But I want to caution you against saying, if I don't look like that, then I must be fine. Also, remember that many sexually transmitted infections don't have symptoms, and so there are no pictures to look at. But if you're curious about something that showed up on your body, and you want to know, oh, is this a wart, is this a skin tag, is this a herpes? To be honest, the best thing to do is to contact your medical provider, who actually has looked at a lot of these things, and can probably tell you just from visually looking at it, that it's something that needs to be examined, versus you trying to diagnose it yourself.
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